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Downtown Dover Strategic Master Plan

The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP), working in concert with the City of Dover and multiple public and non-profit agencies, has engaged Mosaic Development Partners of Philadelphia, PA, an experienced, dynamic, and diverse professional planning consultant team to develop a Strategic Master Plan for the downtown and closely surrounding neighborhood area within the City of Dover, Delaware.

The target area is designated as a Downtown Development District and also as an Opportunity Zone, indicating that this is the high priority target area for redevelopment and reinvestment. The area is adjacent to the state legislative campus, City Hall, the public library, numerous state offices, the historic landscape of Delaware’s National Park known as “The Green”, the new Dover Post Office and Family Court locations, and other amenities that make the core of the city unique.

The process to develop the Downtown Dover Strategic Master Plan invites grassroots input by engaging the community and will include implementation and investment strategies to guide redevelopment and reinvestment in downtown Dover, with the goal of bringing this vital core of commerce and housing to its highest and best potential by a target date of the year 2030.


Documents for Capital City 2030: Transforming Downtown Dover! from Mosaic Development Partners may be found here:


Downtown Dover Partnership seeks experienced Real Estate Development Director to recruit developers and oversee build of mixed-use projects as identified within new downtown master plan. 


Click here for the Real Estate Development Director job description and press release.

The hiring process remains open until a candidate is selected.

Downtown Dover Partnership seeks a qualified developer/team of developers to creatively improve one priority site for immediate redevelopment - 120 S. Governors Ave.


Click here for the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and more information.


Expression of Interest

 In an effort to develop the local workforce, contractors may indicate their interest in providing services related to redevelopment projects in Downtown Dover by completing an Expression of Interest (EOI).  Wherever possible, the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) intends to provide this contact information to vendors (developers, contractors, and others) involved in the redevelopment of the downtown. 


NEW - Video Overview of the Master Plan


View a summary of the master plan created by downtown business owner, Zachary Foust of Loft Realty.

"Dover 2030 Project Breakdown + Reaction ($500M Budget!!)"



Capital City 2030: Transforming Downtown Dover! Presentation


On Wednesday, March 22 at the Kent County Levy Court, Mosaic Development Partners delivered a public presentation of the master plan. Use the links below to view a recording of the presentation. 


Downtown Dover in the News



Preliminary/Progress Documents from Mosaic Development Partners may be found here:



Documents related to RFP to hire the planning team may be found here:



More about the Downtown Dover Partnership:

The DDP is committed to driving an improved quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dover, Delaware, through collective collaboration, economic development and promotion of downtown Dover’s unique historic properties. As such, core areas of DDP’s responsibility are strengthening economic opportunity in the central core of the Capital City of Dover through effective business recruitment, retention, and expansion; creating an environment that is conducive to effective property redevelopment and reinvestment; and revitalizing the community to increase viability and sustainability of the business district and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion - both in the organization and in the Dover community.​

It is the policy of the DDP to grant equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, contractual hire, and otherwise. 

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